School of Medicine

Pediatric Surgery

Message From the Fellowship Program Director

douglas barnhartThank you for your interest in our pediatric surgery fellowship. We are pleased that you are considering training with us. Primary Children’s Medical Center serves an encatchment area that includes Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada. Our program therefore provides our fellow with a broad-based experience encompassing both common and unusual pediatric surgical conditions. The faculty has chosen to be a single-fellow program to assure that our trainee is engaged in complex operations from the first day of fellowship.

We encourage you to visit our website and review our prior fellow’s operative experience. Although our fellowship is relatively new, we have a strong heritage of being a large, academically robust division currently with nine surgeons. All of these training advantages come together in a place where other people come to vacation year round. We believe that we provide a top-notch opportunity for you to prepare for a career in pediatric surgery.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Tina Ainscough at (801) 662-2989 or by email at


Douglas C. Barnhart, MD MSPH
Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
Professor of Surgery